Comprehensive orthopedic training in a collaborative, collegial, family-like environment

Orthopedic residents at Maimonides enter the professional world with a complete and well-rounded foundation for providing outstanding patient care. Brooklyn’s diverse population enables residents to gain varied orthopedic experience in treating patients of all ages. Residents form strong bonds as both colleagues and friends, alongside attending physicians who are dedicated to teaching and fostering a culture of camaraderie and respect.

Comprehensive orthopedic training in a collaborative, collegial, family-like environment

Orthopedic residents at Maimonides enter the professional world with a complete and well-rounded foundation for providing outstanding patient care. Brooklyn’s diverse population enables residents to gain varied orthopedic experience in treating patients of all ages. Residents form strong bonds as both colleagues and friends, alongside attending physicians who are dedicated to teaching and fostering a culture of camaraderie and respect.

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Adult Trauma Level I

Brooklyn's Only Pediatric Trauma Center

Brooklyn’s Only Spine Center

First Robotic Total Joint Replacement Hospital in Brooklyn

Our residents have gone on to the nation’s leading institutions

Brown University

Cleveland Clinic

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Denver Health Medical Center

Harvard University Health Services

Hedley Orthopaedic Institute

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (formerly Hospital for Joint Diseases)
Oregon Health & Sciences University

Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons of Northern California

R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

San Francisco Shoulder Elbow & Hand Clinic

Spine Institute of Arizona

University of Arizona Medical Center

University of Chicago

University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey Medical School

University of Pennsylvania Health System

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

University of Rochester Medical Center

University of South Florida Health Care

University of Virginia Medical Center

Brown University

Cleveland Clinic

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Denver Health Medical Center

Harvard University Health Services

Hedley Orthopaedic Institute

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (formerly Hospital for Joint Diseases)

Oregon Health & Sciences University

Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons of Northern California

R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

San Francisco Shoulder Elbow & Hand Clinic

Spine Institute of Arizona

University of Arizona Medical Center

University of Chicago

University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey Medical School

University of Pennsylvania Health System

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

University of Rochester Medical Center

University of South Florida Health Care

University of Virginia Medical Center

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Residency Overview

Led by Afshin E. Razi, MD, our fully accredited 5-year orthopedic surgery residency provides comprehensive orthopedic education for three residents a year. The program offers a high attending-to-resident ratio, all necessary specialty rotations during the PGY-1 year and orthopedic subspecialty rotations in years 2 through 5. The variety of cases provided by the diverse population we serve allows for extensive experience in all orthopedic subspecialties.


We prepare residents to be well-qualified, independent specialists in orthopedics. Many become leaders in the field, as evidenced by the large percentage of our residents who pursue academic careers.

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“People in Brooklyn are unique, and I think the group of residents we have here fits that perfectly well.”

– Jack Choueka, MD, Chair,
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Program Leadership

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Jack Choueka, MD
Chair, Orthopedic Surgery
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Afshin E. Razi, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Program Director, Residency Training Program

Curriculum Overview

Residents in the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program receive a well-rounded education in pediatric and adult orthopedics, including the subspecialties of:

  • Adult reconstruction
  • Foot and ankle
  • Hand and microsurgery
  • Oncology
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Spine
  • Sports medicine
  • Trauma and fracture management

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Residents will gain experience at Maimonides’ busy level-1 trauma center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. As they advance, residents are granted increasing levels of responsibility for the preoperative evaluation, surgery and postoperative care of patients, under the direct supervision of an attending surgeon.

We offer two outpatient experiences for each resident: a traditional clinic and a rotation into a private office environment. Residents are given responsibility in the clinic according to their level of training and knowledge. In the private office, the resident works as part of an integrated team providing care to patients, while developing the skills necessary to practice independently.

Didactic lectures, orthopedic conferences, research projects and simulation-based training are integrated into the curriculum to enhance the entire learning experience.

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Resident Stories

“The camaraderie and friendship that I have developed among my co-residents is something that is rare to find among orthopedic surgery programs.”

– Samuel Swiggett, MD

Resident Stories

“The camaraderie and friendship that I have developed among my co-residents is something that is rare to find among orthopedic surgery programs.”

– Samuel Swiggett, MD

How To Apply

All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) at www.aamc.org/eras and will be reviewed by two members of our Selection Committee.  Complete details and timelines are available on the ERAS website. 

 

Applicants to the residency program must submit the following:

 

  1. ERAS application
  2. The following supporting materials are submitted through ERAS:
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE – Dean’s Letter)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (at least one of which should be from a member of the applicant’s faculty)
  • USMLE/NBME transcripts
  • Personal statement

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  Each year we match three residents.

 

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